I’m Determined To Look Up…..
Reach Beyond the Break….And Keep It Moving!!!
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; we are perplexed , but not in despair ; 9 Persecuted , but not forsaken ; cast down , but not destroyed ; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. II Corinthians 4: 8-10
As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us - trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us - he lives! II Corinthians 4:8-10 (The Message Bible)
Life has a way of introducing “interruptions” which usually are unexpected and have a tendency to throw us off course for a second. We can definitely attest to the fact that the coronavirus has caused one of these interruptions into our lives. Nevertheless, the Lord wants to remind us that whatever causes a break in our daily flow should only present a momentary pause. We must reach beyond that break …and keep it moving! Delays and the like, are many times unavoidable. However, a delay must only present a “comma” in our lives – and not a “period”. Whatever has caused the break is of no real discussion….. We must reach beyond every break and keep it moving.
Below I’ve added another prayer. Be blessed and always remember to never stop, never quit, never give up or give in – reach beyond your break…..and KEEP IT MOVING!!!
Power To Press Beyond (2003)
Father in Jesus’ name, I thank you for the innate force within me that prompts me to seek a deeper revelation of you.
For my only desire in pressing beyond this realm is to obtain a greater insight of you and your solemnness; thus, enabling me to not walk on the surface, but to have available to me those hidden, partially revealed spiritual treasures that are vital at this time. These “jewels” are required for me to excel and will afford me the opportunity to properly lead others.
Lord God, I thank you that I have learned to persevere and to press beyond the obstacles, the road blocks and the detour signs - the hidden snares designed to delay your divine will for my life. Thank you for the courage to press; - that courage which is required to recognize and discern; to subdue and call to naught every demonic and satanic force sent to oppose me on every level. I now know how to press through and not request that you to remove from me difficult situations. For I recognize that all of these have been foreordained for my advancement.
Since you have told me that the best is in the press, I will press into you at any cost. I will press beyond the feelings of defeat, frustration, adversity, and opposition. I will press beyond the spirits of despair, dejection, and rejection. I have learned that I must press beyond any of the feelings in my flesh, and rely only what my spirit discerns for you. Then and then only will I maintain this realization that in my press, YOU will never deny me. So forgetting those things which are behind, I press.
Growing and still maturing in the process, I press.
Awaiting your divine intervention……..
I press, I press, I PRESS!!!
And it is so!!!!